Conyers First UMC offers Breakfast with Santa

Photo by Corinne Nicholson 

Photo by Corinne Nicholson 

What: Annual Breakfast with Santa to benefit Family Promise of New Rock.

Where: The fellowship hall of Conyers First United Methodist Church, located at 921 North Main St., Conyers.

When: 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $5 per person or $25 for groups of five or more.

What: Pancake breakfast included with a visit with Santa Claus and crafts area. Families encouraged to bring cameras for photo opportunities with Santa.

For more information: Pre-registration is recommended with payment due at the door. Call 770-483-4236 to register.

CONYERS -- Pancakes, crafts and Santa Claus will be part of the annual Breakfast With Santa on Saturday at the Conyers First United Methodist Church. The event will benefit homeless families.

The breakfast will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday in the church's fellowship hall, located at 921 North Main St. Admission is $5 per person or $25 maximum for a group of five or more.

Pre-registration is recommended with payment due at the door. Registration can be done by calling the church office at 770-483-4236.

Breakfast with Santa has been a Christmas tradition in Conyers for several years that has helped support local charities. This is the second year Conyers First UMC is hosting the event, according to Debbie Golden, Conyers First UMC director of evangelism and church membership.

Golden said the event is a great chance for children to meet Santa Claus and have their picture taken with the jolly old elf. She called last year's breakfast a huge success in bringing the community together.

"What I think is great about the breakfast is the casual setting it brings for the children," she said. "It's a little less anxious than a mall setting, and it's just a great way for people to connect."

Parents are welcome to bring their cameras to take pictures of their children with Santa Claus. Also, students from Rockdale Career Academy will organize a crafts area for children.

This year, proceeds from the event will benefit Family Promise of New-Rock, a network of 13 churches in Rockdale and Newton counties that provide temporary housing and support to homeless families.

Family Promise and its church partners are currently assisting three families with the total number of 10 guests, according to Family Promise Network coordinator Erin White.

For more information on Family Promise, go to www.familypromiseofnewrock.org.